May 29, 2024  
Mansfield University 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mission Statements

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Mansfield University Mission Statement


Our Mission

Offering dynamic programs in the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, and professional studies, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania prepares our students for successful lives and careers.  As an inclusive public institution, Mansfield University provides our students with a welcoming environment, individualized attention, and meaningful opportunities to learn and grow within and beyond the classroom. Through the Mansfield experience, our students develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to achieve their educational and career goals.

Our Vision

Mansfield University will be the leading higher education institution in the region. 

We will strive to:

  • Provide students with the richest possible educational experience in a supportive environment.
  • Nurture the whole student through an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming community.
  • Develop academic programs that meet the needs of regional, state, and global communities.
  • Collaborate with other educational institutions to achieve mutual goals and expand student opportunities.

Academic Promise

Mansfield University provides a personal, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education that focuses on the values of our creed, preparing our students for their first and subsequent careers in a rapidly changing world.

We accomplish this by focusing on the four core values that have been our tradition since 1912: Character, Scholarship, Culture, and Service.


We believe in integrity. We act with honesty and respect toward others. We take responsibility for our actions and reflect on their impact on ourselves and others.


We believe in learning. We use rigorous, responsible, and critical inquiry to understand existing knowledge, acquire and share new knowledge, and apply what we learn. Each of us is both student and teacher.


We believe in celebrating humanity. We enrich ourselves and others by sharing and exploring our similarities and differences. We honor the past as we invent the future.


We believe in helping others. We work with others to improve the communities in which we now live and will touch in the future. Knowledge invests us with the power to improve our world and the responsibility to act.

Graduate Studies Mission Statement


Mansfield University graduate study programs provide personal and professional development opportunities expanding one’s knowledge, skills and life-long learning capacities. Programs stimulate engagement in shared learning, evolve critical thinking abilities through practice and reflection, and encourage group and community service.